Moving on: Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein hired by city of West Linn

May 2016 Posted in News, People | Comments Off on Moving on: Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein hired by city of West Linn

[caption id="attachment_6921" align="alignright" width="244"] Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce member Maureen Ernst wants to know if it is possible to “clone” Mount Angel City Manager Eileen Stein. She’s not the only one who is ...

Returning to roots: Hannan takes reins at Silver Crest Elementary in fall

May 2016 Posted in People, School | Comments Off on Returning to roots: Hannan takes reins at Silver Crest Elementary in fall

[caption id="attachment_6920" align="alignright" width="216"] Silverton High PrincipalMark Hannan[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton High School Principal Mark Hannan said “there is something cathartic about coming full circle.” For Hannan, that will happen this fall when he becomes the principal of Silver Crest Elementary School. In ...

A dream come true: Frausto family receives keys to new home

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on A dream come true: Frausto family receives keys to new home

[caption id="attachment_6918" align="alignright" width="197"] Francisco, Mayra and Jose Frausto.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Francisco Frausto, 8, was hesitant to say what it’s like to share a bedroom with his 15-year-old brother, Jose, a freshman at Silverton High School and member of the soccer ...

To the summit: Mount Angel’s Jennifer Hill chosen to climb Mount Rainier

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on To the summit: Mount Angel’s Jennifer Hill chosen to climb Mount Rainier

[caption id="attachment_6917" align="alignright" width="166"] Jennifer Hill[/caption] While 75 REI employees from across the United States applied for the opportunity, only 15 were chosen. Including a resident of Mount Angel. Jennifer Hill is one of 15 REI employees selected to summit Mount Rainier in ...

‘A wild trip’: 65 years of marriage and the Wallaces are still going strong

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on ‘A wild trip’: 65 years of marriage and the Wallaces are still going strong

[caption id="attachment_6916" align="alignright" width="300"] Bettyjean and Lynn Wallace[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Lynn and Bettyjean Wallace celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in March. The two met while attending high school in Santa Monica, Calif., he a handsome football star and she, a baton twirler ...

Caroline Ann Berg: July 14, 1940 – March 23, 2016

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Caroline Ann Berg: July 14, 1940 – March 23, 2016

Caroline Ann Berg, 75, died in Salem after a 15-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Caroline was born in Silverton to Swen and Anna Sorensen of Scotts Mills. She was raised as an only child until the age of 12 when ...

Gloria Alma ‘Skip’ Dodds: June 30, 1930 – April 6, 2016

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Gloria Alma ‘Skip’ Dodds: June 30, 1930 – April 6, 2016

Beloved by her family, Gloria “Skip” Dodds died snug in her own bed on April 6, in the home she shared with Pam and Robert Rowland nestled in the hills of Sublimity. Family, friends and her ever-present little dog at ...

Paul J. Steinberger: March 28, 1941 – March 25, 2016

May 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Paul J. Steinberger: March 28, 1941 – March 25, 2016

Born in Silverton Hospital and graduated from Silverton Union High School, Paul later served in the Army from 1959 – 1962.  Married to Lorna Steinberger, they lived in Silverton until 1988 when they moved to White Mountain Lake, Ariz.  While ...

Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

May 2016 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

[caption id="attachment_6961" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton High School athletic trainer Jen Krug works with freshman athlete Cameron Reisch after a recent freshman baseball game. Photo by Steve Ritchie[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Jen Krug was closing in on her AA degree in computer science ...

Hawaii bound: Maddie Fuhrman to run for Hawaii

May 2016 Posted in People, Sports | Comments Off on Hawaii bound: Maddie Fuhrman to run for Hawaii

[caption id="attachment_6915" align="alignright" width="300"] Maddie Fuhrman[/caption] By James Day So why did Silverton High running ace Maddie Fuhrman choose to sign with the University of Hawaii, the last school she visited among 15 official and unofficial trips? “I loved the coach and the ...

Above and beyond: Red Cross honors SHS teacher Kirsten Barnes

April 2016 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Above and beyond: Red Cross honors SHS teacher Kirsten Barnes

[caption id="attachment_6881" align="alignright" width="225"] Kirsten Barnes working with the Minnesota Dept. of Fish and Wildlife assessing flooding in Minot, N.D.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas When Silverton High School teacher Kirsten Barnes signed up to volunteer for the American Red Cross in 2010, she ...

Running recharged: Oncologist John Strother heads to Boston Marathon

April 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Running recharged: Oncologist John Strother heads to Boston Marathon

[caption id="attachment_6884" align="alignright" width="278"] Dr. John Strother has run six Boston Marathons.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Dr. John Strother is heading to Boston for the Boston Marathon on April 18. It will be his seventh time to run Boston and his “30th or ...

NAPA: Go-to guy retires

April 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on NAPA: Go-to guy retires

[caption id="attachment_6907" align="alignright" width="294"] Carroll Ashenfelter and Eric Stroup celebrate Carroll’s retirement from NAPA after 49 years.[/caption] By Dixon Bledsoe How many people are around who have been with the same company for 49 years? How many companies keep people for ...

Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

April 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Ready to serve: Mount Angel Abbey selects Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, as abbot

[caption id="attachment_6825" align="alignright" width="202"] Abbot Jeremy Driscoll[/caption] By Kristine Thomas It’s with great joy and much prayer that Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, begins his journey as the new abbot of Mount Angel Abbey. “Right now, it’s overwhelming,” Driscoll said about a week ...

Little dancer: Big honor

April 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Little dancer: Big honor

[caption id="attachment_6826" align="alignright" width="255"] Grace Traeger[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Grace Traeger has been a dedicated dancer since the age of three. “What I like best about dance is that you get to be graceful and creative,” she said. A fifth grader at Community Roots ...

A community grieves: Teacher and student die in car crash

March 2016 Posted in Community, News, People | Comments Off on A community grieves: Teacher and student die in car crash

[caption id="attachment_6798" align="alignright" width="172"] Douglas Bonham[/caption] By Kristine Thomas The more than 300 flickering candles held by mourners on a windy and rainy evening were one indication of the influence Silverton High School junior Matthew Albrecht and Bethany Charter School teacher Douglas ...

Model of service: Ed McKenney receives chamber President’s Award

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Model of service: Ed McKenney receives chamber President’s Award

[caption id="attachment_6706" align="alignright" width="256"] Mount Angel President’sAward recipient Ed McKenney[/caption] By Tanner Russ Ed McKenney is the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce President’s Award recipient for 2015. It is easy to see why he was chosen. McKenney’s resume speaks for itself. McKenney, 84, is ...

Time to give: Ray Eder receives Distinguished Service Award

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Time to give: Ray Eder receives Distinguished Service Award

[caption id="attachment_6704" align="alignright" width="151"] Mount Angel Distinguished Service Ray Eder[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Being self-employed has its advantages. For Mount Angel farmer Ray Eder, one of the most important things about being his own boss is that it allows him the freedom to ...

Caring for community: Rosemary Smith, Volunteer of the Year

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Caring for community: Rosemary Smith, Volunteer of the Year

[caption id="attachment_6709" align="alignright" width="221"] Mount Angel Volunteer Award recipient Rosemary Smith[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Mount Angel resident Rosemary Smith has a reputation. She’s known as a woman who can be counted on to help out whenever and wherever. The Mount Angel Chamber of ...

Junior First: Learning to serve

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[caption id="attachment_6705" align="alignright" width="240"] Elisha Valladares-Cormier[/caption] By Vince Teresi   Mount Angel 2015 Junior First Citizen Elisha Valladares-Cormier says he is happiest when he is busy. Looking at his long list of activities, it’s easy to see Elisha must be very happy. ...

Norma Jean (Souders) Branstetter: March 2, 1925 to Feb. 3, 2016

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Norma Jean (Souders) Branstetter: March 2, 1925 to Feb. 3, 2016

[caption id="attachment_6707" align="alignright" width="233"] Norma Jean Branstetter[/caption] Longtime Silverton resident and florist Norma Jean Branstetter suddenly passed away on Feb. 3, 2016 at her home. Norma Jean Souders was born in Eureka, Kan. on March 2, 1925, to Cread Eston Souders and ...

A go-to guy: Gus Frederick named Silverton 2015 First Citizen

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on A go-to guy: Gus Frederick named Silverton 2015 First Citizen

[caption id="attachment_6656" align="alignright" width="234"] 2015 Silverton First Citizen Gus Frederick. Photo byKristine Thomas[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  A Renaissance man. A historian, photographer, researcher and writer. A go-to-guy. Those are some of the words used to describe Silverton resident Gus Frederick. Now, he has one more title ...

Eager to serve: Brad Brenden receives Distinguished Service Award

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Eager to serve: Brad Brenden receives Distinguished Service Award

[caption id="attachment_6651" align="alignright" width="205"] 2015 Distinguished Service award recipient Brad Brenden[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner A popular place to be on Wednesday nights is at the First Christian Church’s Community Dinner, a gathering spot for those living in and around Silverton. It is ...

Family footsteps: Gayle Goschie receives Judy Schmidt achievement award

February 2016 Posted in People | Comments Off on Family footsteps: Gayle Goschie receives Judy Schmidt achievement award

[caption id="attachment_6655" align="alignright" width="201"] Gayle Goschie is the 2015 Judy Schmidt Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas The evidence for the decision not only points to Gayle Goschie, but also to her brothers, Glenn and Gordan, and her late sister, Susan. Their ...

Katie Brazelton: Silverton’s Future First Citizen

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[caption id="attachment_6657" align="alignright" width="271"] 2015 Future First Citizen recipient Katie Brazelton. Submitted photo.[/caption] By Tanner Russ Silverton’s Future First Citizen Katie Brazelton’s career at Silverton High School has kept her busy with activities including being a FFA, FBLA and 4-H member. Silverton Principal ...